Answers to Common Health Literacy Questions

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about health literacy.

What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke?

The quicker the treatment after a stroke, the better the chances of reduced brain damage, according to the Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC). Because every minute counts, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms.

According to the CDC, stroke signs and symptoms include sudden:

  • Confusion, difficulty speaking and understanding speech
  • Numbness and weakness in an arm, leg or face, especially on one side of the body
  • Severe headache with no cause that you know
  • Trouble seeing
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, balance loss and lack of coordination

For more information about stroke signs and symptoms, talk with your physician.

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Michael Dulan, MD, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Josh Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Nestor, MD, Trenton Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Ziad Khatib, MD, First Care Family Medical; Jennifer Romaker, NP-C, Fairfield Road Physician Offices